FCC to Re-Investigate Mobile Radiation Safety
First Review in Fifteen Years
According to the FCC, phones sold in the U.S. can't have a specific absorption rate (SAR) higher than 1.6 watts per kilogram. Despite claims of the "electromagnetically sensitive," there remains no clear evidence of serious health harm
from wireless device use, though that hasn't stopped those that believe otherwise from fighting wireless technology every step of the way. Interestingly, the FCC says they're conducting a routine review of the agency's safety standards when it comes to cell radiation
-- the first such review in about fifteen years. "Our action is a routine review of our standards," says an FCC spokesman. "We are confident that, as set, the emissions guidelines for devices pose no risks to consumers."
Re: Conclusive vs Non conclusive I am not sure what you are against. Is it studying what kills us, politicians working for their constituents, higher educations, the media, racism, conservatism, guns, or all of the above? Is it all of society? Have you a manifesto? Perhaps we should all go back into the jungle, build a hut, arm ourselves to the teeth to protect ourselves from bandits and the Huns, and pick acorns for dinner.
Re: Cell phone tech is another risk factor.. u is not Î¼. If you're going to try and sound all technical, at least get it right.
EDIT - that was supposed to be a mu obviously, apparently DSLReports doesn't handle Unicode in the posts! -
I don't know what you mean by the frequencies are now much higher and the FCC allowing more energy. The FCC allows 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1g. That hasn't changed, and applies to all bands used.
Yes, the output is variable. The peak is 200mW on most tech, but it never gets there. I'm in a LOW signal area (not a good area) and right now my phone's transmit power is -2dBm. That's 0.63mW! To be fair, that's extremely low, but it rarely breaks 5-10dBm. A tiny fraction of the 13-20dBm most laptops output as a constant power for Wi-Fi. Also, a tiny fraction of most home cordless phones.
The peak amount (when you're furthest from the cell site) is higher, but normally, UMTS mobile phones operate at much LOWER power levels than short-range technologies people see as much safer. I find it hilarious. Why is this? UMTS operates down to extremely low received power levels (potentially as low as -113dBm) and every call has to come in to the cell site at the SAME power level, so every phone is constantly being told to adjust power.
On the other hand, with Wi-Fi, home cordless, etc, you want the received power to be as high as possible. Wi-Fi needs at least -96dBm in theory, and in the real world at least -80dBm for good performance. That's many orders of magnitude higher than the received power level the cell phone network is aiming for.